Douglas is the Academic Director at Tokyo Academics and is one of our most experienced reading, writing, and test preparation tutors. He graduated from the University of Washington.
Historical Persuasive Writing
with Douglas Busacker
Class Time: 18:30 – 20:30 JST
Days: Monday to Friday
Dates: July 12th to July 23rd
Our Grade 9 and 10 English Foundations course is perfect for students who are making the transition into English-based education at international private and boarding schools. The course tasks students with reading and writing essays and short stories like those encountered on the SAT, AP, IB, and A-Level exams. The course prepares students for academic reading and writing, rhetorical analysis, test taking, and applying grammar rules. Students are expected to complete around 2 hours of homework per session, including reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.
In Term 3, students apply rhetorical analysis to challenging PSAT historical passages that contain language and sentence structures from 100 to 200 years ago. We cover the following grammar: correct pronoun use and correct modifier use. The final project is a reconstruction of historical speeches into modern language.